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How is this guy ranked #1?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by chockomonkey, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. chockomonkey

    chockomonkey Regular Member

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    I wanted a Chase Freedom card today, so what did i do? I googled, "Chase Freedom"

    I clicked on the number 1 spot, expecting it to be the right portal on chase.com, but to my surprise i was met with what looked like an iframed CPA offer. I bounced back to see what i'd clicked... sitting at #1, having bumped chase.com to #2, is chasefreedomnow.com

    Basically I can't find out how this guy has pulled it off. If you look below, he looks way out of place where he's at, so I dug deeper.

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    He has 32 indexed pages... not only does this guy have no content, he also has the SAME little bit of content on nearly ever one of these pages.

    He only has a handful of links in comparison to his competition, and the links he does have are not all THAT great... though he has managed to get a link from visa.com. Even so, how is he beating chase.com?

    I thought my understanding of how to dig into one's competition was pretty good, but obviously i'm missing something in my research as things aren't adding up: very little content, duplicate content, few links, low pr, not fully optimized... yet #1.

    Anyone want to help me figure it out? What have i missed?
     
  2. haverox

    haverox Regular Member

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    check the age of the site

    if its brand new then he may just be doing the search engine shuffle
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  3. robibrk

    robibrk Regular Member

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    Domain age is 3. Your screen shot surprised me as well. :confused:
     
  4. vickygarg

    vickygarg Power Member

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    well he may have thousands of hidden links, he may have build thousands of backlinks to a domain and 301 to his url, hence not showing the backlinks, or maybe a dance too?
     
  5. darkfury

    darkfury Regular Member

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    Possibly, but according to a number of sources he's getting an abnormal amount of traffic, whether its fake traffic or not who knows but his on-page SEO seems very poor for a website gaining so much traffic. Interesting lol!
     
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  6. thomas michal

    thomas michal Newbie

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    pretty sure that it is from the card service
     
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    how does that work out? :)
     
  8. thomas michal

    thomas michal Newbie

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    on the bottom of the page it shows © 2010 JPMorgan Chase & Co. All Rights Reserved and everything links up correctly but then again i could be wrong
     
  9. chockomonkey

    chockomonkey Regular Member

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    I'd thought about that, but ruled it out. I had the same kind of text on my iframed cpa offer site... also, it wouldn't matter if it were related or not. The fact remains that it does appear to be ranked and i can't find out why.
     
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  10. sevenfigurez

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    This "Guy" is JPM Chase. Simple Who.is unveils that.

    They have strong links, keyword in domain, a lot of their backlinks have chase freedom variation in anchor text. I'm not that surprised that it is ranking there, as the other sites are not optimized for it. Backlink from Visa.com helps a ton.
     
  11. DonnieWho

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    Perhaps they do have a bunch of spare links that they 301'd to the site.
     
  12. thomas michal

    thomas michal Newbie

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    what I'd do for a visa backlink
     
  13. Rarez

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    You sick bstard lol :nana:
     
  14. aeLED

    aeLED BANNED BANNED

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    Domain owner is god ;)

    Maybe is a member here...? lol

    EDIT: the stats from the image is from website?
     
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  15. nicklesbr

    nicklesbr Newbie

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    Its from market samurai, which is an awesome tool for data...
     
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    aeLED BANNED BANNED

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    Thanks.

    I have MNF =/
     
  17. millhugz

    millhugz Regular Member

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    Chase Freedom is a different keyword than Chase.. He only ranks for Chase Freedom because he has it in his domain.
     
  18. bkind

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    lot's of different ways, traffic, 301, indexed links that you don't see, incorrect links, and SEO tool that doesn't have the whole perspective
     
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    When I started looking I thought it had to be a chase site but it isn't if you view his source you can get his analytics address and see the other sites he has under that adsense code

    he/she owns MMVUSA mmvusa which is a net site that is hosted by GoDaddy.

    Amazing
     
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